Who and/or what are you following?

It matters who and/or what you follow. Following the hollowness of triviality leads to inner emptiness.

Following yourself is dizzying — like a dog chasing its tail. When following your desires doesn’t make you happy, you’ve let them deceive you. Don’t let your soul be sold to your highest betting desire. Your attitude and your lifestyle clearly proclaim who and/or what you’ve been following.

Too many people are following too many things that are going in circles. Be careful who and/or what you let your thoughts, desires, and emotions follow. Use discernment. If you follow thoughts, feelings, and desires you’ll wind up where they’re going. Notice their destination before you jump on board.

Refuse to follow anyone or anything that leads you away from your conscience. Follow your conscience. Your heart will often lead you to bad decisions.

When your conscience says “wrong way” it’s telling you the truth. Refusing to follow your conscience is often an unconscious decision. Stay awake! It’s dangerous to follow people who don’t know where they’re going.

Following happiness is like chasing the wind. Following the living Jesus is like an eagle soaring with the wind. Christ-followers follow Jesus. They don’t lead (or ignore) Him. You can’t follow Jesus while following a culture that contradicts Him.

The more I follow Jesus the more He leads me in ways that exceed my dreams. Jesus isn’t “the way-maker.” He is the way! Following and subscribing to Jesus requires much more than a single click. If you’re trying to go faster than Jesus, you’re not following Him.

When a church is scripted like a play it’s hard to avoid playing church. A church is too often a building where Jesus is mentioned a little bit but mostly replaced with a program. Christianity was never meant to be routinized into a highly programmed and tightly controlled hour on Sunday mornings. Follow and obey the risen Jesus.

If you follow along
With wrong
You may feel
Like you belong
But it won’t be long
Till it ruins your song.

Following the trend
Will bend
And send
You into compromise
With sin.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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